No Vacation This Year

johnbee By johnbee, 17th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3q2aj1ce/
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The reason I will not be taking a vacation this year is I must put the LORD'S work first. I have been asked to Teach in Vacation Bible School and I must. The Lord's Agenda must always be first because he is my LORD and my Savior.

No Vacation This Year

I am one who believe in being on hand when there is something planned or something going on that I am asked to be involved in for the advancement of the kingdom of righteousness. Vacations from Christian warfare is a definite no, no. This is a part of vicarious suffering that all Christ like called preachers, missionaries, and lay people are called to engage in. Even when it seem that the cup that we are asked to drink out of is more bitter than we can bear.
But when I personally well remember that all of my experiences are limited and of a fixed duration I must put my vacations, my pleasures, and fun times on hold. I know in my heart that putting them off for the moment don't mean I must put them off forever. I believe that I will get the opportunity next year if I am still in the land of the living. I must always put God first. I know that He is never indifferent to our pain or our weaknesses. He truly knows, also, what is needed to strengthen our lives. The cup that all Christians are asked to drink from burdens us, but it has healing power for our souls.
Christ drank of his cup for others. We who are his followers must do the same. To save others was the passion of of my Lord, and it must also be mine. Death must work in us before life can work in others.
So this year I must forego taking a vacation and do the work that is assigned to my hand. I must do what I can while I have a chance. I may not have this chance anymore.

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Missionary, Teaching, Witnessing

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My name is John Nurse. A College Graduate and a preacher of the Gospel. I live in Central Kentucky

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st May 2014 (#)

I recall the words - do all the good you can during this life as you may not walk this path again. Inspirational Johnbee - keep up the good work - siva

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author avatar johnbee
30th May 2014 (#)

I appreciate all the good writing on wikinut.

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author avatar Teila
31st May 2014 (#)

Have fun doing the Vacation Bible School for the kids! I'm sure the kids are looking forward to it.

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